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With brick and mortar stores closed during an on-going pandemic, websites, especially e-commerce websites, have to focus more than ever on creating quality customer experiences online. This has created a need for faster testing and new website functionality.
Websites and web applications are a huge part of how businesses acquire customers. Just one poor customer experience can sway their purchasing decision, especially in e-commerce. Users who have a negative experience on a mobile website are 62 percent less likely to purchase from that business in the future. - Think with Google.
For many enterprise businesses, ServiceNow is an operational backbone. But twice a year, panic unfolds. ServiceNow release two major mandatory upgrades requiring extensive testing. And more often than not, functional and regression testing gets postponed or left behind. When these tests are postponed or skipped, it leaves businesses open to risk. In these key moments, system administrators and developers face pressure to complete functional and regression testing at speed.
Test automation is a key part of becoming agile for software development teams, yet code-based automation solutions act as a barrier to agility due to the time and resources they require to use. So how can teams implement automation that enhances their agility despite limited time and resources?
Testing is a crucial part of ensuring the quality of your business-critical processes. For businesses using ServiceNow, the ServiceNow Automated Test Framework (ATF) is an obvious candidate. But it’s not necessarily the best solution for your team if you want to scale your testing efforts while keeping resource spending low.
Size no longer dictates the success of a business, speed does. Creating real change at speed in regulation-heavy banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) corporations is incredibly challenging and can take decades. But it’s not impossible.
The beginning of 2020 introduced new challenges for businesses worldwide. COVID-19 meant that the use of digital platforms increased rapidly, accelerating the need for digital transformation. With this came an immense pressure on IT departments. Teams had to find a way to scale and provide the digital services customers required with very limited resources.
Most organizations are dependent on desktop applications to perform business-critical processes and tasks. The larger the IT landscape, the more processes you’ll have to test, and the more desktop applications and technologies you’ll have to update.
For any enterprise, whether large or small, you’ll have business processes that run across web and desktop applications. But how do the two application types differ, and what do you need to bear in mind when automating them?
The average organization spends a quarter of IT budgets on quality assurance and testing. But because of the economic downturn, they are reducing spending, and this puts pressure on quality assurance. So how can organizations reduce software development costs without compromising quality or speed?
The pressure on software development teams to deliver quality at high speed has never been greater. Teams must be able to test continuously and be agile in an increasingly digital world, driving the need for new methods of quality assurance.
Becoming agile will take time and require commitment, but it is nonetheless vital for harnessing the forces that are accelerating innovation and digital transformation for organizations worldwide.
Becoming agile is never a straight path to success. Teams will prepare strategies, research and implement tools, adopt Scrum frameworks, and still struggle to achieve a truly agile software delivery cycle.
Looking at the 1955 Fortune 500 list, you’ll find that 52 of the companies remain. That’s just over 10%. For companies to sustain their growth, they need to evolve. Agile transformation is just one way corporations are remaining nimble.
Test automation and RPA are increasingly used by global businesses to boost productivity, contain costs and minimize risk. But how can you invest when budgets are tight and resources scarce, and how can you secure a fast return on that investment?
Good customer experience has never been more critical. With the Corona Crisis continuing to shape the way business is done, more and more businesses depend on quality user experiences to stay competitive. Particularly for the delivery of products and services that take place online.
IT ecosystems of today’s enterprises are complex constellations. With technologies ranging from local desktop applications to virtual machines and cloud services, modern systems are often built of tens or hundreds of applications that, combined, serve as the vital organs for business-critical processes.
With the development of the Covid Crisis, there is an increasing pressure on businesses to do more with less. For businesses using Microsoft Dynamics 365, there are a range of opportunities for lowering costs, increasing efficiency, and reducing risk with automation.
With the frequent iterations that come with agile software development, the time available for tedious tasks like regression testing gets smaller. The question is no longer ‘why should I automate’, but ‘how do I do it efficiently?’.
Citrix is a widely used technology that allows businesses to access virtual versions of applications or systems. Many of these businesses also have a need to automate transactions or processes that involve Citrix. Being a popular automation tool, a commonly asked question is therefore: can you automate Citrix using Selenium?
Any tester or developer who has tried to automate tests or processes involving Citrix will know the pain that comes with virtual machine automation. Unlike web and desktop applications, there are no objects in Citrix to identify - just images - which poses a considerable challenge in automation.
End-to-end tests help ensure that users can navigate through an application and complete their errands without running into any bugs. Automating end-to-end tests will help teams speed up this area of testing and become more agile. The question is how to approach automation. For many, the answer starts with a framework.
End-to-end testing is a type of test that consists of several components that, combined, are intended to simulate a user’s path through an application. By testing this path from beginning to end, the risk that a user will find a bug can be minimized.
Test automation frameworks are often the starting point for building automated tests for Oracle and transitioning to agile development. But they rarely allow businesses to leverage the full potential of automation. Learn why in this blog post.
If you’re working with DevOps, there’s a good chance that you’ll know about continuous testing. In this blog post we take a look at continuous testing to understand why it plays a key role in DevOps, and why test automation is essential in enabling continuity.